David Beckham unhurt in Los Angeles road accident

David Beckham
Beckham joined the LA Galaxy in 2007

David Beckham has escaped injury after being involved in a car accident on a busy Los Angeles motorway.

Beckham's Cadillac was in collision with a vehicle which had broken down in the car-sharing lane, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

The 40-year-old driver of the other car was taken to hospital but was not seriously injured, she added.

Friday's accident took place on the southbound 405 Freeway shortly after 0900 (1600 GMT).

The spokeswoman said: "David Beckham was not cited or arrested."

Beckham was well enough to watch his former club AC Milan win the Italian title later on Saturday, saying on his Facebook page:external-link "Just been watching my old teammates at Milan win the Scudetto.

"I want to congratulate them and everyone at the club for a great season. They deserve it..."

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder Beckham, 36, has lived mainly in Los Angeles since joining Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy in 2007.

The former England captain, who has been capped 115 times by his country, was back in the UK recently as a guest at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Beckham's contract with LA Galaxy expires this year but he has expressed a desire to remain in the United States.

His wife, Victoria, is expecting the couple's fourth child - a daughter - this summer. They already have three sons.